Ways to save money: a series

After the huge success of my home buying post last week (this month I’ve surpassed my best views in the last 6 months!), I thought I would take the opportunity to write a series of posts featuring ways we save money in our everyday lives.

In my series I will be talking about some of the websites that we use a lot as well as up-and-coming sites that can help you to save money on the things you love. I will also be covering off topics such as:

1.Saving money on your household shopping

2.How to fill your child’s wardrobe for less

3.How to save money on your utilities

4.Getting the best out of your banking

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XLS Nutrition: Review

Since becoming a mum almost 12 months ago (eek, we are 2 days away from my baby being 1), I’ve struggled to come to terms with my new body. Everyone told me it takes time to recover but I always thought that within 6 months I’d be back in my size 8’s and loving life.

WRONG!

I’ve tried lots of different methods of exercise as well as drinking protein shakes and nutritional drinks and this week I’m bringing another review to the blog and that is XLS Nutrition.

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Things to try to improve your wellbeing

If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram then you may have seen that I’ve been incorporating a good skincare routine back into my life lately in a bid to banish those blemishes. It got me thinking about other ways to take care of myself and not necessarily those of a pampering nature.

When I was younger and pre baby, I made a lot of time for myself to go to the gym and have regular facials or face masks and even painted my nails. Now I’m lucky if I have time to even contemplate painting my nails, my face mask is done in bed before I go to sleep, and exercise consists of running around after an almost 1-year-old and climbing up and down a children’s climbing frame in the name of squeezing my butt down a slide with said child.

When you become a mum you suddenly put this tiny person 1st above everything and anything and that includes washing your hair. Dry shampoo is BAE and you don’t even flinch when telling someone you’ve gone 5 days without washing your hair. You really do neglect yourself in those first 12 months unless you’re completely on the ball and motherhood is just second nature (those lucky few!). I suddenly have a new-found understanding of what all those women before me have been through and find myself sitting alongside them.

Well now it’s time to embrace the new me and that includes making more time for myself even if that means waiting for my child to fall asleep.

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